Most people aren’t born confident. Getting to that “good place” where you feel comfortable in your own skin and full of hope and energy is a process, one that takes time and intention. Here’s a quick lesson about how to build confidence from style expert Carson Kressley (of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “Dancing With The Stars” fame):
“Looking at yourself in a whole new way and loving what you see -- that’s the kind of thinking that builds confidence, and confidence is what will make all the difference in your life. It’s what allows you to have hope and dreams, to have faith in your talents and abilities, and to find joy and bring joy to others. Confidence is the engine that will drive you to where you’ve always meant to be: at the center of your own life, living each day fully, and loving every minute of it.
“Celebrating your individuality and re-imagining your “flaws” as treasured gifts of uniqueness will inspire you to break old habits, try new things, and take more chances. It will inspire you to experiment with new clothes, new colors, and new styles... and keep you on the path to being happier and healthier every day. Tapping into that positive place will lead you to discover your most elusive quality: your own personal style. So let’s start the journey to Confidenceland with a little homework:
Think of the times you felt great about yourself. If you have a few extra minutes, write them down. If you have a few more extra minutes, find one or two photos from those times and put them up where you can see them easily (tape them to your bathroom mirror, tack them to a bulletin board at your desk, or pop the into a journal in your bedside table).”
(For more Carson, go here to learn about “Happier Makeover and “Confident Style.”)